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Laura Silver

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Publics in emerging economies worry social media sow division, even as they offer new chances for political engagement

This survey report finds that exposure to false or incorrect information is a key concern for people in eleven emerging economies, with many social media users reporting being regularly exposed to misinformation when using online platforms.
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Mobile connectivity in emerging economies

After more than a decade of studying the spread and impact of digital life in the United States, Pew Research Center has intensified its exploration of the impact of online connectivity among populations in emerging economies – where the prospect of swift cultural change propelled...
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Smartphone ownership is growing rapidly around the world, but not always equally

In emerging economies, technology use is still much more common among young people and the well-educated.
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Internet connectivity seen as having positive impact on life in sub-Saharan Africa

According to this new Pew Research Center analysis, most sub-Saharan Africans feel positively about the role the internet plays in their country. Large majorities say the increasing use of the internet has had a good influence on education in their country, and half or more...
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Trump’s international ratings remain low, especially among key allies

Despite the unease many feel about the United States at the moment, the idea of a U.S-led world order is still attractive to most. When asked which would be better for the world, having China or the U.S as the top global power, people in...